We select only the finest solid woods for our kitchens.
In this way, we want to convey the value of nature by creating a product with a story, a product that embodies the love for this extraordinary material and the passion of working it following the strictest rules of craftsmanship.
Wood is at the heart of our kitchens and, as such, we protect it from the very beginning: we make sure that it comes from plantations that do not harm our forests and, once it arrives at our factory, we treat it with the utmost care, from the seasoning to the finishing touches.
Not all woods are suitable for durable kitchen products.
That is why we search for and select only the best woods that do not deteriorate when exposed to water, steam and heat.
We use oak, American walnut, cherry and ash for our kitchens.
And to achieve the highest quality, the interior components are also made from solid wood. This means that even the parts that are not directly visible, such as the sides, drawers, backs and other components, are made entirely of wood.
Drawers are assembled using the 'dovetail' technique, an interlocking system that comes from carpentry techniques of the past, but it is still the best system for achieving perfect, long-lasting joints.
A Master Carpenter personally selects the batches of timber that we then send out for production. We carefully select and test the materials, because we know that the quality of the raw material is essential for a high-quality product.
We carry out various assessments:
The boards we buy 'rest' in our warehouses for at least 6 months. They are stacked with battens between them to allow the air to circulate continuously for uniform drying.
This is a very important stage: it allows us to start the production process only with boards that have an internal moisture content of no more than 10%. This characteristic is one of the essential requirements for obtaining a stable semi-finished product.
In some cases, we use the finger-jointing process to ensure greater stability. The end result is components that, once assembled, give shape and life to fine furniture, in which the stabilised wood fully performs its long-lasting structural function.
Materials and finishes are carefully selected for each structure and component to ensure maximum efficiency.
Each delivery is personalised, finished to the highest standards and crafted with the finest craftsmanship. Only by striving for excellence can true luxury be born.
Each kitchen is custom-made, from the design to the finishing of the materials chosen.
An initial sanding of the raw wood prepares the doors and frames for painting. A lacquer primer is then sprayed and a second-hand sanding is carried out on each surface before the lacquer is applied in the desired colour. This time-consuming and complex process results in perfectly smooth surfaces with excellent grip for the lacquer, which is scratch and light resistant.
We use non-toxic, formaldehyde-free acrylic paints and solvent-free water-based paints, also in accordance with EU standards, for total respect of the environment and people.
We hand-finish the wooden surfaces with pure natural oil and then dab them with natural fibres.
Our Master Carpenters dip a small cloth in the oil and apply it to the surface of the wood in a circular motion, making sure not to miss any parts. When the wood is completely oiled, they wipe off the excess oil with a clean cloth and leave the product to dry for 24 hours.
This finish gives a unique natural look because it restores the oil that the material has in nature.
Why do we do it by hand?
Because we want the finished product to be as true to its origins as possible. Rather than simply coating the outside of the wood with varnish or other chemicals, the natural oil we use penetrates the wood and enhances its beauty and feel. Hand finishing adds character.
Maintenance is simple and can be performed using natural wax-based cleaners; small stains or slight shades of colour are not a fault, but confirmation that this is a handmade natural product.